The ALI is focusing on Ladder Safety at Work this week. If you use a ladder at work, let’s talk about a few ways you use your ladder safely while you are working.
-Start by choosing the right ladder for the job. Choose the right type of ladder and the right size ladder.
-Always inspect the ladder
-Make sure the ladder’s feet are in good condition
-Set the ladder on firm, level ground. If you don’t have level ground, use a ladder with levelers or outriggers.
-When using an extension ladder, make sure your ladder extends three feet past the landing point.
-Always maintain three points of contact when climbing up or down the ladder
-Avoid setting your ladder in front of doors or in high-traffic (both vehicle and pedestrian)